Originally posted by e4chrisAll four of them are offensive right now, I find the Gypsy caravan the most offensive and disturbing, given that the others are powerful figures relative to those doing the burning.
It was on TV last night, there was a program about it. I used to live near lewes and that bonfire was one of my pet hates. it is out of order.
Basically they burn effigies of the pope every year. 700 years ago some prodestants were burnt in lewes so they still keep up there stupid pope burning tradition to the present day.
One year they paraded a burni ...[text shortened]... ance, they will probably burn him to)
Your thoughts, when do 'traditions' become offensive?
Originally posted by e4chrisThe memory of Bloody Mary remains long in the free born Englishmen, and thank god we don't want any of those Magdalen laundries here nor Goya's inquisition ,just pure English air.
I do not in anyway want to recomend this event. if you want burning, brightons burning of the clocks is far better. if you want a street party the notting hill carnival in ace... lewes is just sinister to my mind.
Originally posted by kaminskyI don't think anyone proposes banning them, but freedom of expression/speech means I am allowed to label them offensive and disturbing.
The memory of Bloody Mary remains long in the free born Englishmen, and thank god we don't want any of those Magdalen laundries here nor Goya's inquisition ,just pure English air.
Originally posted by kaminskyDon't stress about it, pretty much everything annoys Ann Widdecomb.
This Lewes thing does seem a bit potty , shades of the Orange marches , the problem is Lewes annoyed Ann Widercombe and that can't be all bad.
Originally posted by e4chrisWhy do you feel "pope" burning ought to be outlawed? What if certain people revere Alex Salmond as a spiritual leader? Or pieces of timber?
I think there needs to be a lewes law, what is acceptable to burn.... and shame on them for needing it!
It could outlaw pope burning.... but allow for alex salmond (sorry )
They can have there Mary Tudor 'tradition' without burning the pope.
Originally posted by kevcvs57No I do propose banning it , and have them whine like children, then maybe, maybe if they could come up with a half decent idea that did not involve the pope I might let them start again... they should of banned it for a year after that caravan incident.
I don't think anyone proposes banning them, but freedom of expression/speech means I am allowed to label them offensive and disturbing.